I ended up going to the ER today and not going to work. After waiting for +2 hrs in an uncomfortable plastic chair (perfect for my pain) with all kinds of noises (perfect for my vertigo and hearing related issues) I was about ready to go home and not leave my bed ever.
But a doctor saw me and (thank god) took an interest in my case. For the vertigo I have some meds -not very effective after one dose xD- and I’m left to bed rest for at least tomorrow, too.
I have an appointment with an ear specialist this Thursday, so he didn’t make any judgment in that field, but he looked at my history and said that all my illnesses didn’t make sense as “a lot of unrelated things” (fibro+ hypothyroidism + ibs + anemia+ my hearing loss and hearing related problems) . He thinks the global cause is a hidden auto immune disease, and looking at my last tests he said that my doctors are trying to find that disease. He was so very kind I couldn’t be thankful enough. Doctors like him should be the standard, not a random coincidence.
Also my bf took time off work just to be there with me. He deserves so much more but I don’t want him to realize that xP
I hope the world stops spinning soon, so I can focus on whining about my pain alone :)
QUESTION TO THE SPOONIES: what auto immune disease(s) are you diagnosed with that could fit in the criteria fibro+thyroid+ear thingies?
I’m having severe balance and vertigo problems and I have been with those all weekend. A part of me says I shouldn’t go to work tomorrow but then, another part of me says “what if this episode lasts longer? You cannot take forever off”.
Also, my contract finishes this month and my future is very much uncertain so I shouldn’t be *needing* sick days. UGH. I don’t want these illnesses - somebody please take them away, thanks.
What do I dooooOOOo? My alarm is going off in 5 hrs anyway…
(The moment when you start to think in two languages at the same time.)
(Ce moment quand on commence à penser en deux langues au même temps.)